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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
St Helens
Town
Prescot
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
H H Martyn and Co., WALTER HENRY GILBERT, LOUIS WEINGARTNER, MR F R DIXON-NUTTALL, WALTER HENRY GILBERT
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23rd July 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Liverpool
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1236
Current location

At junction with St Helens Road
opposite The Wellington Pub
Burrows Lane
Prescot
St Helens
Merseyside
L34 2QA
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 47380 93311
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Pedestal surmounted by a soldier raising field glasses to his eyes with left hand and holding revolver in lowered right hand. Figure of a mother with her arm outstreched towards him stands at the foot of plinth. Four figurative relief panels placed on each side of pedestal. First one depicts soldiers marching, second one depicts airman, third one depicts soldiers with camels and fourth one depicts a naval scene.
Inscription
TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF ALL THOSE FROM THE/ WEST DERBY HUNDRED OF/ THE COUNTY PALATINE OF/ LANCASTER WHO FOUGHT/ AND GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY F R DIXON NUTTALL JP INGLEHOLME ON RELIEF: THE LAURELS OF THE/ SONS ARE WATERED/ FROM THE HEARTS/ OF THE MOTHERS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • West Derby War Memorial
  • Grade II*
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
St. Helen's Borough Council
Reference
  • FOR YOUR TOMORROW: BRITISH SECOND WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 100 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1995 YORK
  • St. Helen's Leader, published on 14/02/1985
  • St. Helen's Reporter, published on 08/02/1985

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